Report shares Arsenal plan for Reiss Nelson
Arsenal hope to loan Reiss Nelson out next season, but Football London has suggested the kind of the permanent offer that the Gunners may consider.
It has been a frustrating season for Nelson. He featured twice in the Premier League, with his most recent appearance coming back in November.
In fact, he was left out of the squad for the last five league games of the campaign.
His lack of game-time prompted Mikel Arteta to admit earlier this month that the 21-year-old deserved more minutes.
The Arsenal boss insisted that it was his fault that Nelson was not playing more.
And it appears that the Gunners are looking to ensure that Nelson does not find himself in a similar position next season.
Football London has reported that Arsenal want to loan Nelson out next year as he enters the final two years of his contract at the Emirates.
Interestingly, the Gunners are seemingly not going to close the door on the idea of the academy graduate leaving permanently.
The report notes that they would consider a bid in the region of between £15 million and £20 million.
Reiss Nelson can set sights on emulating Joe Willock by securing Arsenal loan exit
As things stand, it does appear that Nelson may struggle to prove himself and secure a regular spot in the Arsenal side in the coming years.
Having said that, Joe Willock may have been thinking a similar thing as he edged closer to agreeing a loan move to Newcastle at the start of the year.
But Willock went on to enjoy an incredible spell on Tyneside. He ended the campaign with seven goals in his final seven appearances.
That arguably shows Nelson – who earns £15,000-a-week, according to Spotrac – what can be achieved with the right loan move.
It is not yet clear whether Willock has done enough to force his way into Arteta’s plans.
But even if a move away is still on the cards, his time out on loan has ensured that his stock has risen considerably.
That should certainly encourage Nelson should he now secure a temporary move.
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